The Power of Righteousness
on January 24th, 2020
I love you, LORD, my strength.The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer . . . The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness . . . To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.  . . . You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.With...  Read More
How Just Is Your Plea?
on January 23rd, 2020
Hear me LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer -- it does not come from deceitful lips . . . Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil . . . My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled. I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.   . . . Keep me as the...  Read More
Be In Awe Of God
on January 22nd, 2020
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the Living God . . . You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly . . . You have come to God, the Judge of all . . . to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant . . .  See to it that you do not refuse Him who speaks.If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away fr...  Read More
The LORD Is Your Portion
on January 21st, 2020
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.I will praise the LORD,who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.I keep my eyes al...  Read More
Access To God
on January 20th, 2020
LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent?Who may live on your Holy Mountain?The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD . . . Whoever does these things will never be shaken. (Psalm 15) Thes...  Read More
How Long, LORD?
on January 19th, 2020
How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? . . . Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, and my enemy will say, "I have overcome him," and my foes will rejoice when I fall.But I trust in your unfailing love; My heart rejoices in...  Read More
God's Word Versus Man's Word
on January 18th, 2020
Help, LORD, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts. . . . And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. (Psalm 12) Solomon, the wisest of men,  said in Ecclesiastes that there is nothing new un...  Read More
Take Refuge in God
on January 17th, 2020
I trust in the LORD for protection.So why do you say to me, "Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!The wicked are stringing their bows . . .  They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right.The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?"But the LORD is in His Holy Temple; the LORD still rules from Heaven.. . . The LORD examines both the righteous and ...  Read More
God Helps The Fatherless
on January 16th, 2020
Why, LORD, do you stand afar off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises . . . Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God.Do not forget the helpless.Why does the wicked man revile God?Why does he say to himself, "He won't call me to account"?But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider th...  Read More
Create a Universal Chorus of Praise
on January 15th, 2020
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause . . . The LORD reigns forever . . . He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The LORD is a r...  Read More
Mere Mortals; But God Cares.
on January 14th, 2020
O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills all the earth!Your glory is higher than the heavens.You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers -- the moon and stars you set in place -- what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care fo...  Read More
Shun Evil
on January 13th, 2020
The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads. (Psalm 7:14-16 NLT). David once cried out to God: "Search me, O God, and know my heart . . . see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way ...  Read More